Herbed Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Parmesan

Enjoy a bowl of this low-carb and gluten-free spaghetti squash dish.

A bowl of herbed spaghetti squash that is topped with Parmesan cheese and garlic.


Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Serves: 8


1 (3 to 4 lb.) spaghetti squash

¼ cup butter

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped

2 tbsp. flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Real sea salt

Fresh cracked black pepper

½ cup Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Carefully cut the squash in half, lengthwise. To make the squash easier to cut, microwave it for 3 to 5 minutes.

3. Scoop out the seeds then place the halves, side down, in a shallow baking dish. Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan.

4. Cook the squash for 35 to 45 minutes. Check squash at 30 minutes. Squash should be soft and easy to pierce with a knife or fork.

5. Allow squash to cool, then carefully scrape the flesh out with a fork and separate it into spaghetti-like strands.

6. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once butter has melted, add the minced garlic and cook until it begins to turn golden.

7. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the shredded spaghetti strands, basil, parsley, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Toss with tongs to combine.

8. Serve with extra Parmesan cheese, basil, and parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per Serving): Calories: 111 cal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 253mg | Sugar: 3g

Related: Benefits of Adding Squash to Your Diet
Reference: “Herbed Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Parmesan.” Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen, Nov. 2016, https://www.bobbiskozykitchen.com/2016/11/herbed-spaghetti-squash-with-garlic-and.html.

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